- The list below includes 122 free or cheap things to do in or near Columbus, Ohio, including 68 different types of inexpensive activities like Neighborhoods, Parks, Family Fun Center and Movie Theaters.
- From Ohio State University to Short North Arts District, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Columbus and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Westerville, Dublin, Hilliard and Powell.
Featuring a wide range of outings to choose from, Trapper John's Canoe Livery, is your source for enjoying a relaxing day on the waters of Big Darby Creek. Guests can rent tubes, canoes, kayaks and even a fishing trip or overnight stay.
Dublin Stables is an equestrian facility offering several horse related services. Included among these services are full horse boarding (with scheduled farrier and veterinary care,) horseback riding lessons, and personalized training sessions.
Featuring three lakes, Prairie Oaks Metro Park can be used for fishing, canoeing and kayaking. It offers trails running along the water and throughout the park and provides picnic spots and a natural play area.
Visitors of Millstone Creek Park can play on three sports fields, a basketball court, and on an inclusive boundless playground. The site's facilities also include a nature path, a boardwalk, a nature play area, and a gazebo.
Featuring open green space, Arbor Ridge Park provides tennis courts, a children's playground and a paved trail suitable for walking and biking. The park's fields can be used for picnics or other recreational activities and sports.